March 17, 2013 “Unseen Rain”

Unseen Rain

 March 17, 2013 Concert Program

Folksongs (Benjamin Britten, 1913-1976)

Rückert-Lieder (Gustav Mahler, 1860-1911)
1. Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft
2. Um Mitternacht
3. Liebst du um Schonheit
4. Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder
5. Ich bin der Welt Abhanden gekommen

UNSEEN RAIN (John Oliver, b. 1959)
Rumi (1207-1273)
1. Tuning
2. The Altar
3. Friends
4. The Mirror
6. Candle
8. Stories

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Impromtu, Op. 90, No.3, in G (Franz Schubert, 1797-1828)

Charm of Lullabies (Benjamin Britten)
1. Cradle Song                                             William Blake, 1757-1827
2. The Highland Balou                               Robert Burns, 1759-1796
3. Sephestia’s Lullaby                             Robert Greene, 1558-1592
4. A Charm                                          Thomas Randolph, 1605-1635
5. The Nurse’s Song                                        John Philip, 1676-1709

Negro Spirituals ( Arranged by H.T. Burleigh, 1866-1949)
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
Wade ‘In De Water
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Cari Burdett’s passion for contemporary music and opera garnered her star reviews for the role of Baba the Turk in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, performed in London, England.  Equally at home with early music, Cari has been praised for her operatic roles in works by Monteverdi and Handel. She graduated from McGillUniversity and earned a Masters degree in Music Performance from the Royal Academy of Music in London. She currently lives with her husband and three children in the CowichanValley, where she is the director of Lila Music Centre (, offering voice lessons, choirs, workshops, and producing new music performances throughout the year.

Leah Hokanson has performed extensively as a solo, chamber, and orchestral pianist. Since moving to Gabriola 10 years ago she has kept a foothold in the classical world while exploring other styles of music and improvisation. Leah enjoys the collaborative process and has had many opportunities to work with performing artists and ensembles in a variety of settings and genre. Currently she directs the Gabriola Chamber Ensemble, and is founder and artistic director of the Lulu Performing Arts Society.